The Elite–Kiera Cass

4 star review

The STATS

Book: The Elite
Author: Kiera Cass
Pages: 336 (Hardcover)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published: April 23rd, 2013

The SYNOPSIS (back cover)

The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?

America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away.

 

 

The REVIEW

Alright boys and girls, I’m back for round two. The Elite was filled with many things, drama, secrets, drama, betrayal, drama, more girl drama…

“You know that you’ve found something amazing, and you want to hold on to it forever; and every second after you have it, you fear the moment you might lose it.”

The Elite is the second installment to The Selection, a Cinderella/Bachelor style story where thirty-five girls are fighting for the throne. (Quite literally, as one will become queen). This books takes us to the six remaining girls who are fighting for Maxon’s heart, including our young heroine, America Singer.

Oh America, I loved her character in the first book. Her spirit was strong, her wit was incomparable to the other girls, but I found myself starting to get annoyed with her throughout this story line. Just when she starts falling for the young Prince, Maxon, there’s Ashton, her true love from her home town. Comfort in the midst of discomfort, she must now choose between loving Ashton and loving Maxon. If she even loves Maxon?

And poor Maxon, who loves America with all his heart, even in this confusing string of events. He keeps on fighting for her heart and trying to give her the time she needs to mend her broken one. A true and caring soul, these two are perfect for each other but seem to just keep coming up with reasons to stay apart.

America’s biggest battle also seems to be whether or not she thinks she could truly be the next princess. Which, come on, who wouldn’t want to be a princess? Also, doesn’t it seem like the King mostly does all the work? And wouldn’t you get more training to be suitable? And isn’t the Princess’ room enough to change your mind? And shouldn’t your love for Maxon be enough?

These reads are just fast to get through and for some reason keep me so hooked that I can’t give this story a bad review. Getting to know America’s character a little more had me doubting how much I loved her in the beginning, but it also opened my eyes to other characters and girls that I hadn’t given a thought to before.

 

 

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